A new boy sweater knitting pattern, the Paint Striped Sweater is now a Baby & Child sweater knit pattern in my Etsy & Ravelry stores. Read all about the inspiration, the easy top-down raglan baby sweater knitting pattern construction and materials & techniques below or grab your copy here.
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The Paint boys sweater knitting pattern is an easy striped raglan sweater knitting pattern with button shoulder fastening to easily pull on & off.
Great for beginners, the sweater is worked top down in the round. Practice your basic increases with this simple sweater.
Available in sizes 3 months to 14 years, make matching sweaters for all your kiddos!
Baby & Child Knit Sweater Construction
The Paint striped boy sweater knitting pattern is a top-down raglan baby sweater knitting pattern. Stitches for the neck are cast on and a first section is worked in rows back and forth to create the opening for the buttoned section.
The yoke is then joined in the round and worked down in the round increasing until you reach the point to separate for the sleeves. Leaving the sleeve stitches on the side, you’ll work down the body before going back to finish off the sleeves.
Stitches for the button band are then picked up and worked in ribbing while creating the buttonholes. You’ll finish off the sweater by seaming on the buttons and weaving in all your ends.
Downloadable Paint Striped Boy Sweater Knitting Pattern
Grab the printable PDF of the paint striped boy sweater knitting pattern now in my Etsy shop or on Ravelry.
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What You’ll Need for Your Top Down Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern
- 5 mm/ US 8 circular knitting needles*
- Hobbii Amigo XL (Worsted weight 4, 100% acrylic, 100m/109yd, 50g/1.75oz):
- 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins in Dark Blue (A15) (color A)
- 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins in Titanium (A07) (color B)
- 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins in Dusty green (A27) (color C)
- 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins in Walnut (A07) (color D)
- 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins in Rust (A40) (color E)
- Tapestry needle to weave in the ends
- 4 stitch markers
- 2 stitch holders (you can use interchangeable needle cables or pieces of scrap yarn to hold the sleeve stitches while you work on the body)
- 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) x 15 mm buttons
*You can choose to either work the magic loop method or use DPN.
Baby & Child Sweater Knit Pattern Sizes
The baby/kid sweater knitting pattern is available in the following sizes: 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 24 months, 4 years, 6 years, 8 years, 10 years, 12 years and 14 years.
Sizes are noted throughout the pattern in the following way: 3 (6, 12, 18, 24) months (4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14) years.
The pictures illustrate the 6-months and 4-year sizes.
Final garment measurements are:
- Bust circumference: 46.5 (49, 51.5, 54, 56.5) (70, 75, 79, 82.5, 87.5, 92.5) cm / 18.25 (19.25, 20.25, 21.25, 22.25) (27.5, 29.5, 31, 34.5, 36.5)”.
- Upper arm circumference: 19 (19, 22.5, 22.5, 22.5) (26.5, 26.5, 26.5, 30, 30, 30) cm / 7.5 (7.5, 9, 9, 9) (10.25, 10.25, 10.25, 11.75, 11.75, 11.75)”.
- Length: 28.5 (30, 34, 35.5, 36.5) (41, 50, 52, 55.5, 61, 65.5) cm / 11.25 (11.75, 13.5, 14, 14.25) (16, 20, 20.5, 22.25, 24, 25.75)”.
Child Sweater Knit Pattern Notes
The gauge for this child sweater knit pattern, in stockinette stitch, is 16 st by 22 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).
Abbreviations & Instructions
- st = stitch
- k = knit
- p = purl
- M1R = make one right; single right-leaning knit increase
- M1L = make one left; single left-leaning knit increase
- K2tog = knit 2 stitches together; single right-leaning decrease
Repeat instructions between  the indicated number of times or until the end of the round/row.
The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the round/row between < >.
Special Stitches and Techniques
- M1R: Insert your left needle from back to front, under the bar between the stitches (thus lifting it onto the left needle). Knit this bar through the front loop (this twists it into a nice little tight loop).
- M1L: Insert the left needle from front to back, under the bar between the stitches (thus lifting it onto the left needle). Knit this bar through the back loop (this twists it into a nice little tight loop).
If you are not familiar with this increase technique, I find this video tutorial very helpful.
- Magic loop. If you’re not familiar with this technique, this tutorial will help you. Alternatively, you can choose to work with double pointed needles instead.
- Stockinette stitch: knit all rounds.